The Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon 2021

The Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon returns for 2021 on the 12th December.

A beautiful, scenic, single-lap, traffic-free anti-clockwise route around the city of Milton Keynes. You will need to pinch yourself while running that you are actually in a city as you head out along the Grand Union Canal and return via the linear parks that run throughout Milton Keynes.

This is an event loved by many, sign up soon to avoid disappointment!

All finishers will receive a T-shirt and medal.

Sunday 12th December 2021

Registration Opens: 08:00am

Race Starts: 09:00am

  • Toilets
  • Fully marked route with marshals on course
  • Medical support on course
  • Chip timing
  • Online results
  • Awesome medal
  • The much loved long-sleeved MK Winter Half finisher’s T-shirt

1st / 2nd / 3rd  male and female finishers
1st Vet40 / V50 / V60 / V70 /V80 male and female finishers

There will be a prize giving at 12:00pm. If trophy winners are not at the venue during the prize giving, trophies will be posted out.

Race packs will be posted out prior to the event, however, we will have a registration tent at the venue where you can collect a new race pack should yours not arrive before the day.

Waves will be socially-distanced and athletes will need to choose a starting wave when they register for the event. If an athlete wishes to change wave once they have entered they may do so provided it is done before the updates/transfers deadline of 11th November 2021.

Athletes will need to choose a wave upon entering and each wave will be slightly staggered to avoid congestion. Waves will begin from 9am.

If you begin to feel unwell leading up to the event or have any symptoms of COVID-19 we ask that you forfeit your place and do not attend.

If the place you reside is placed in an area with restricted travel, we ask that you do not attend the event and stick to government guidelines.

A more detailed description of our COVID-19 measures can be found HERE.

Venue: Willen Lake Showground, Brickhill Street, Milton Keynes MK15 0DJ

Directions to Willen Lake

Many of the car parks are pay and display or pay on departure. For more information about parking at Willen Lake, see HERE. 

All race packs will be posted out to athletes who register before 22nd November at 9am.

As this is a UKA event, only bone conducting headphones are permitted.

Athletes will need to choose their own waves upon entering.

If for any reason you can no longer take part in the event and want to transfer your place to another athlete, this can be done by following the instructions here before 22nd November 2021.

All deferrals and updates to your order (including changes to waves, addresses, T-shirt sizes etc) must be made by 11:59pm on 11th November 2021. No more changes can be made to your order after this date. This includes those athletes who register after this date.

For more information on our terms and conditions please see here.

Please see the Athlete Information Pack HERE.

Willen Lake

Brickhill Street

Milton Keynes

MK15 0DJ



Half Marathon


From £30 + booking fee


Charity Partner

Big Cow are happy to be supporting our local charity Willen Hospice with The Milton Keynes Winter Half Marathon 2021.

About Willen Hospice “We are proud to be one of the best-loved charities in Milton Keynes, because of the difference we make for people with life-limiting illnesses and at the end of their lives. While we can’t change the diagnosis, we can improve the quality of life of our patients as they face and come to terms with their illness. We help our patients to live as well as they possibly can, we listen to their needs and we also support their families. Dedicated teams provide a range of support including treatment at the Hospice or in patient’s homes; bereavement support for family members; and therapeutic services. We also work closely with GPs, hospitals, community nursing staff and social workers to make sure that our specialist care is practical, informed and supportive at all levels. Our vision is to always be there to care. To provide that care free of charge, we rely on the generosity of the local community in helping raise £4.7 million every year – that’s £9 every minute of the day.”

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